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>>> tonight on "nightline," schlock and awe. the powerful murdoch family, whose power stretches from fox news to the london tabloid, is called to account, in a shocking media scandal. >>> battle with the devil. are there demons inside you? this pastor says yes. >> so, if you're breathing, you've got them. >> we take you to his church, where he has a radical way of getting rid of the demons. he says it's super natural warfare. >>> and, a cry for help. children starving. families on the move. hundreds of thousands of displaced people. in a desperate corner of the world, we show you how you can help. >>> from thehe global resourcesf abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," july 19th, 2011. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. they're the most powerful media family in the world. the murdoch clan. and all his professional life, the billionaire patriarch rupert has been asking the questions, not answering them. well, all that changed today, when he and his son and a top lieutenant were called before the british parliament to explai
>>> making news this morning, blame game. >> billionaire news titan rupert murdoch like we've never seen him before plus the wife who jumped to his defense this morning, a new chapter in the scandal. >>> taking a toll. without a deficit deal new numbers show voter dissatisfaction at a 20-year high but today a glimmer of hope. >>> cranking up that dial. the hottest weather in years for millions and relief is days away. >>> well, good morning, everyone. today the british prime minister will be grilled on the news corp phone hacking scandal which is continuing to make news. >> oh, yes. morning newspapers around the world have the murdoch father and son testimony front and center. rupert murdoch's own tabloid "the sun" has a subdued front page with the headline, "the most humble day of my life" quoting rupert murdoch from yesterday. >> the newsmaker making the news. "the daily mirror" has a not so suble foam whacked headline. >> that was an alarming moment during the hours-long questioning by members of parliament. abc's jeffrey kofman she's us how it happened. >> reporter: james murdoc
begun? >>> tabloid twist. a whistle blower dies in the murdoch scandal. >>> and retirement revolution. millions of boomers are rewriting the idea of a second act. why are so many of them heading to one town in texas? >>> good evening. thank you for beginning thth wek with us. as more than 200 million americans in 36 states are watching asphalt blister and the water in the ground disappear, evaporating in the heat. this is how it works. where the air feels like 120 degrees. even hotter than the thermometers. the heat is spreading from the rockies to the east coast with more to come. abc's yungi de nies is at lake arlington, texas, tonight, where that lake is disappearing by the day. yungi. >> reporter: good evening, diane. this dry lake bed is what's left of lake arlington after so many days of record breaking heat. normally, the would be up here, well above my head, but it is now losing two inches every day. the images are astounding. where water should be, now only cracking mud and dry dust. and the exact same thing is happening all over the state. this is lake travis in central texa
, they are sorry. but rupert murdoch's wife defends the titan from a man wielding a pie. >>> hot house. 20 million americans in temperatures high as the tropics. steamy fog on the beach. and cars so hot, a steak cooks on the dashboard. >>> fever pitch. americans sound off about grid lock among politicians. and we take your comments straight to the top. >>> avoiding alzheimer's? tonight in healthy living, do you know the seven simple steps that might keep you from getting the disease? >>> and, live big. one gutsy woman decides to challenge the limits of middle age. her 60-hour nonstop swim with the sharks, a rallying cry for every life. >>> good evening. the 80-year-old global power brok broker rupert murdoch called this the most humble day of his life. and we catched him called to account in front of british parliament, for the scandal that outraged the world. next to him, the son he h h once hoped would be his successor. and there, right in the center, in the pink jacket, rupert murdoch's wife, who played a surprising role when a heckler with a pie tried to attack her husband and she moved in. it
years, news international which owned "the news of the world" was run day to day by james murdoch. he blamed the police, the press complaints commission, and a failed internal inquiry for his company's failure to reveal what had gone wrong. >> if i knew then what we know now, with the benefit of hindsight we can look at all these things. fy new then what we know now, we would have taken more action around that and moved fast irto get to the b btom of these allegations. >> reporter: then -- >> oh, oh! >> reporter: mayhem as parliamentary drama turned into a circus. the foam on the plate delivered by a member of the public. it was rewarded with a right hook from wife windi. we were no closer to knowing who. we did know that this is a day he did not enjoy. nick robinson, bbc news, westminster. >>> the army psychiatrist charged in the ft. hood shootings is due in military court today. major nidal hasan is expected to inter a plea of not guilty. hasan does face the death penalty if convicted. >>> abc news has learned a mission to hunt down one of the world's most feared terrorists has fail
murdoch shuts the paper down as the scandal spreads. >> well, good evening, i'm terry moran here in orlando, florida, where the stunning reality is now clear. casey anthony is going free, and soon. so, what now? another child? a memoir? those are only two of the possibilities the former murder suspect mentions in her letters from prison. but she'll have to face simmering public hostility. passions around this trial is running so high that a judge today temporarily sealed the names of all the jurors for their own protection. casey anthony walked into court a changed young woman, her hair down, her mood buoyant, a new lease on life. >> the defendant, casey anthony, is before the court for sentencing. >> reporter: having already served nearly three years in jail, and convicted on only four misdemeanors, the question today was, how soon would she be free? >> mr. mason, mr. baez, anything else you would like to say? >> reporter: outside the courthouse, the fury among the few dozen protesters was turning ugly and menacing. >> eye for an eye. >> reporter: there weren't many of them, esp
, facing the music. the world will be watching as parliament grills media mogul rupert murdoch in just hours from now as his phone hacking scandal spreads to the u.s.s >>> the inspired americans of all age, team usa comes home. y all age, team usa comes home. >>> we begin now with that developing story from the denver area, yet another air traffic controller now in trouble. >> the veteran controller who has more than 25 years on the job was found to be drunk while talking to pilots in the air. when he was tested two weeks ago, his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit. that test came more than six hours into an eight-hour shift but it isn't clear if the controller was drinking on the job or showed up intoxicated. >> he worked at the colorado base responsible for traffic over nine states. he's already in rehab but could be reinstated if he completes the required programs. >>> this is just the latest of what is a half dozens depths involving them this year. most involved controllers who were sleeping on the job. some flights have been forced to land without assistance because of
, jack lew and republican senator jon kyl. plus -- >> i ologize. >> rupert murdoch under fire. heads roll at his media empire, but will that be enough to s sa it? >>> and in africa, a cry for help. millions, threatened by an epic drought, the worst in 60 years. we'll take threw. then, we're live from germany where the american woman's soccer team has a shot at making history. >> announcer: live from the newseum in washington, "this week" with christiane amanpour starts right now. >>> welcome to the program. we've got lots to get to this morning. but, first, some head lines since your morn papers. there is breaking news to report in london. the bbc has learned that rebecca brooks, rupert murdoch's top lieutenant in the uk has been arrested on corruption. earlier she resigned from her position as chief executive of news international. in the wake of the scandal rocking the murdoch empire. much more later in the program. >>> casey anthony is a free woman this morning. she walked out of jail 12 days after the murder of caylee. anthony is met by jeering crowds and spirited off to parts unknown
murdoch heightens. today, lawmakers sounded off about it and loudly. abc's jeffrey kofman is in london. >> reporter: the british, they are so polite. except when it comes to polit politics. >> the reply that he send -- >> reporter: that's david cameron, the british prime minister. >> you know -- >> reporter: today, facing 138 withering questions from the opposition. >> he just doesn't get it. >> reporter: no american president gets subjected to a verbal pounding like this. >> he should apologize for the catastrophic era of judgment he made. >> reporter: the issue? is cameron too close to murdoch? >> it shows my staff behaved entirely properly. >> reporter: they call this a debate. >> order! >> reporter: but to the speaker of the house, it is, well, childish. >> calm themselves, keep on an even keel. it's better for their health and for the house. >> reporter: this scandal may not seem like a big deal from afar, but it's left the prime minist minister. and a report that shows murdoch deliberately tries to this wart a criminal investigation to the illegal activities here. >> isn't it tim
and it comes after another stunning arrest. rupert murdoch's protege this time. where will the dom knows end? >>> the heat wave. the dangerous heat spreading across the nation. more than three dozen states now on alert tonight. it's going to be a stifling week ahead. >>> home free? casey anthony out of prison tonight. a smile from the mother, but this is what she heard in return. >> caylee! >>> and, happy birthday. on the eve of nelson mandela's 93rd birthday, an exclusive interview. what he told her and howow he sd it changed her forever. >>> good evening. and we begin this sunday night with that dramatic ending. the u.s. versus japan in the final of the women's world cup soccer tournament in germany. it was a tense, hard-fought battle, so evenly matched. the u.s. playing for its third world title. japan, carrying the hopes of a nation that's endured so much heartbreak this year. with just minutes to play, the u.s. scored, victory so close. as you might have seen, japan soon answered. it would all come down to those penalty kicks. abc's deborah roberts is on assignment in frankfurt tonight.
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rupert murdoch actually say? >>> they were directing airplanes to land while drunk. how he chan get his job back. >>> imagine if you underwent hypnosis to help you lose weight. we checked in with a local woman to see if it's working. >>> all new at 5:30, franken fish, snake fish, it's moving north no m a group of biologists pulled one of the ugly toothy critters from a pond in anne arundel last week. jamie's back with this awful discovery. >> stand away this far from your screen here. we're used to rock and perch, bass, but snake head started in 2002 when a fisherman pulled one out of a found crofton. they pulled this snake head out of the water. it's 23 inches long. it's egg bearing an a -- and a female the group thought the salt water would keep the snake fish in the potomac but they believe runoff may have lowered the sal lynn ti levels, allowing the snake head to travel north. >> we thought it might be a car or catfish. that's not a carp. that's a snake head fish. >> it has distinct markings and cryptic colorations. i immediately figured out what it was. >> these fish are a big nuis
an investigation into possible phone hacking of 9/11 victims. we'll have the latest on the embattled rupert murdoch. >>> virgins for life. it is a wedding with no visible groom, because she is a bride of jesus christ. >> i have people ask me that, how is the marriage going? >> tonight, we meet women known as consecrated virgins. >>> and, the emcee. he's gone from the not ready to primetime players, to playing the white house, and now the espys. seth myers is tonight's "seriously funny." >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," july 13th, 2011. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. there is suspicion tonight in the wake of the september 11th attacks, british journalists used bribery and wiretapping to access the voice mail of victims and their families. a new york congressman has asked the fbi to investigate news corporation, which owns fox news and the now shamed "news of the world." at the center of the scandal is the man who built news corp, rupert murdoch. and abc's jeffrey kofman has the latest. >> rep
>>> tonight on "world news," stopping at nothing. rupert murdoch's giant media umpire reeling after a bombshell. his tabloid reporters bribing police and eavesdropping on the most vulnerable people in the news. >>> free woman. casey anthony will walk out of jail in days. hear why one juror says they had to let her off. abc news news exclusive. >>> healthy living. could the long awaited promise of stem cells now come true? see what they do for a damaged heart. >>> and, survival story. jaycee dugard, imprisoned, kidnapped by a predator for 18 years. tonight, how does a child give birth in a backyard? >> i wasn't alone. >> jaycee dugard, a message of courage and life. >>> good evening. you may have suspected it was happening, but we confirm tonight the dark underbelly of tabloid journalism and what some of those reporters will do. here's a measure of the outrage. the biggest newspaper in england has been brought to its knees, closing, over. rupert murdoch, whose empire extends to america and includes fox news and "the wall street journal," shaken by what the truth turns out to be. so,
does this keep happening on our runways? >>> and breaking right now. rupert murdoch's top lieutenant resigns overnight and the media mogul speaks out for the first time about the explosive allegations rocking his empire. >>> hours from freedom. casey anthony ready to walk from her jail cell. the jury foreman speaks out on the eve of her release and why he never wants to see her again. >>> the movie star and the teenager. he's 51. she's 16. the country's most controversial newlyweds talk to lara about the marriage that shocked everyone. now the real story revealed in a "gma" exclusivexclusive. >>> and good morning, everyone. tgif, happy friday and we are excited to be heading to central park soon. brad paisley is there. he'll be playing some of his new country music and also a song called "water" that is the water song for summer.d also a song >> we've got another beautiful day at central park. another big crowd gathering. can't wait to get to that but a lot of news so right to that collision on the taxiway in boston last night. hundreds of passengers evacuated after the wing of a del
against james murdoch, the son of media mogul rupert murdoch. the testimony he gave british lawmakers on tuesday about the ongoing phone hacking and bribery scandal is being questioned by a former adviser, among others. they say murdoch knew about the extent of the hacking years ago and that there's e-mail evidence to back that up. >>> a california judge is telling lindsay lohan to get cracking on her community service. lohan was told yesterday that she needs to complete 480 hours of service by next april and there will be no extension. also, lohan was told she must enroll in psychological counselling. she has to complete three anti-shoplifting classes by her next court appearance in october. >>> do you own apple stock? if you do you'll like this story. apple is on the verge of becoming the world's most valuable company. with more than 6 billion in cash on hand, the company may be looking to buy the online video service hulu. neal karlinsky reports. >> reporter: there's the ecocomy that we all live and breathe. stagnant growth and lingering unemployment. and then there's apple. >> app
across the pond from humble pie to custard pie, the latest into the high stakes drama for rupert murdoch and we'll have more -- you saw it right there. his wife stepping down to defend him as she takes down a protester. >> stepped in. she lulued. she didn't hesitate. >>> we begin with the dangerous heat that will not go away now moving to the east coast. matt gutman live in chicago where that city is right in the thick of the worst temperatures so far. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, robin and that heat that has pummeled the midwest heading your way, it's not so much the heat but the humidity. chicago's bracing for 110 heat index today. in minnesota yesterday it was 134. now, the only other place in the world where that type of heat index is common is the red sea off of saudi arabia. a deadly heat wave that since friday has set 221 records won't release its grip. here in chicago, that heat stirring up a soupy fog that smothered the city. today projected to hit its hottest temperatures here in six years. in iowa, police tering heat buckled i-380 and left workers in kan
murdoch himself. >> reporter: the first casualty, a legendary paper and two more. this man was arrested for allegedly bribing police and this man was also arrested. he was the editor while the reporters broke the law. then, he was the chief spokesman for britain's brisker. -- prime minister. >> it's not just about the press, it's also about the police -- >> reporter: the famously out spoken media mogul is tight lipped. >> reporter: do you walk this fast all of the time? >> i do when i'm running away from you guys. >> reporter: despite the 168 year history, he's shutting down "the news of the world" this sunday. >> "the news of the world" was a criminal organization. >> reporter: the weekly tabloid was hated by many, even the royal for the pursuit of sensational stories. stories that made it popular with readers and profitable for murdoch. that changed this week. the paper hacked the voice mails of a murdered teen and british soldiers who died aboard. this is a former editor at the paper. >> you had to get the story at all costs. you would go and do anything. >> reporter: even breaking t
because he wants three military lawyers to represent him instead. >>> media moug angle rupert murdoch is back in the u.s. this morning after testifying about the phone-hacking scandal in london. the british prime minister then took murdoch's place. >> reporter: the british. they are so polite. except when it comes to politics. >> the reply that he sent -- >> reporter: that's david cameron, the british prime minister. >> you know -- aah -- >> reporter: facing 138 withering questions from the opposition. >> he just doesn't get it. >> reporter: no american president gets subjected to a verbal pounding like this. >> he should apologize for the catastrophic error of judgment he made. >> reporter: the issue is cameron too close to rupert murdoch and his now-tainted company? >> it shows my staff behaved entirely properly. [ jeering ] >> reporter: they call this a debate. but to the speaker of the house, it is, well, childish. >> calm themselves, keep on an even keel, it's better for their health and the house. >> reporter: this scandal may not seem like a big deal from afar but it's already
place. great. >>> in england, shock waves from the scandal that rattled rupert murdoch's media empire reached the british government today. a top aide to british prime minister david cameron, arrested. abc's jeffrey kofman now on the tabloid world out of control. >> reporter: when andy coulson was editor of "the news of the world," the paper he ran destroyed people's lives. >> i can't say anymore at this stage. >> reporter: arrested this morning, facing charges of perjury, bribing police, hacking people's phones in search of scoops. andy coulson is also uncomfortably the former spokesman of british prime minister david cameron, who, today, scrambled to distance himself. >>>> the press freedom does not mean the press should be above the law. >> reporter: but "the news of the world" was, which is why the famous and the powerful in britain have feared and loathed the tabloioifor years. case in point? remember when sarah ferguson was caught selling access to prince andrew? >> 500,000 pounds when you can, to me -- open doors. >> reporter: and this headline. when prince harry angerer his gi
>>> good morning, america. and this morning, breaking news. is rupert murdoch about to step aside to save his massive empire? w clues to what's next for a dynasty on the brink of disaster on his critical day on the hot seat. >>> a huge dust storm blankets the southwest as those record-breaking temperatures only get warmer. some homes so hot this morning, they are setting up smoke detectors. >>> millionaire murder mystery. two shocking deaths at the mansion of a wealthy businessman. how did his son and his girlfriend die in bizarre circumstances within days of each other? new details inside the police investigation. >>> and the superstar wedding crasher. >> oh, my god, it's justin bieber. oh, my god! >> what would you do if justin bieber crashed your wedding, the big day, without an invite. the couple with the wedding video everybody is talking about join us here on "gma." >>> good morning, everyone. george is enjoying a little break with the family and our family member, david muir, is back with us. >> crashing your party. >> justin bieber, david muir, the same thing. >> not quite
to. >>> a protester rushed towards rupert murdoch today. the man tried to hit him with a shaving cream pie calling him a greedy billionaire. is white spring to action. he was unmoved i a string of apologies. >> this is the most humble day of my life. it is a great regret of mine and everyone at news corporation. >> they shut down their british tabloid after reports that employees illegally hacked into the voicemail of celebrities, politicians and a 13 -year-old murder victim. >>> while that case is grabbing headlines worldwide, phone hacking is more common than you might think. you can help protect your personal information. mobile security experts say hundreds of thousands of phone users are falling victim as hackers begin to turn their attention to cell phones. >> people are realizing their phones or computers and the data on them has become digital currency. voice bill is one thing, but think about your location, your banking information, work information, corporate information, documents, that all is in incredibly valuable. >> the attackers are getting valuable information by
and the ties to rupert murdoch and who has resigned and who is denying any accusation. >>> also, chaos at a blues festival when the stage gave way to weather. how many people were injured. you're watching good morning maryland first and only at 4:30. >>> as we go to brairks happy birthday to people. carla is sole braight. want to wish her a happy birthday. also, lisa. we want to wish both of these lovely ladies a happy birth day. these photos of newport beach were taken. if you have photos to share, morning show at wmar.com. include all the facts so we can get it right. back in a bit. [ male announcer ] when mike rowe heads home, his family knows what to expect. but what mike rowe doesn't know is that his parents have armed themselves with unquilted viva® towels. wow, for me? [ male announcer ] if viva can handle mike rowe's mess, just think what it can do in your home. grab a roll for yourself and grasp the unquilted difference. [ mahis family knows when mikwhat to expect.me, but what mike rowe doesn't know is that his parents have armed themselves with unquilted viva® towels. wow,
. he said that he had no involvement in his force's failure to investigate of murdoch's journalists. >> i have no knowledge of the exat the present time of this disgraceful practice. >> reporter: tuesday murdochened his son james are scheduled to appear for british house of xhons. it remains to be seen if rupert murdoch can continue t t lead hs company or even keep it together. >>> now for this morning's weather from around the nation. on top of that scorching heat, gusty winds, hail and flash flooding from minneapolis to new york down to d.c. pop-up showers in south florida around houston. little rock. a wet day in the pacific northwest. rain from new mexico to wyoming. >> phoenix,ing, things are hooting up to 108. 91 here in new york. 88 in miami. 89 in new orleans as well. >> some of that rain is looking pretty good right now. >> yeah. >> i could get caught in a storm today. >>> coming up -- harry potter's half-billion dollar weekend. >>> new duties for duke and duchess. >>> and a collapse at rock 'n roll concert, sending people running for their lives. >>> ford ceo says that the
. here's abc'c' jeffrey kofman. >> reporter:r: rupert murdoch rushed to london today to rescue the media empire he's spent his life building. he was reading the last issue of "the news of the world" as he came in. the best receiving tabloid was on the news stands here for the last time. >> i think if you've done wrong, you should face the consequences. >> reporter: the paper brought down by the criminal excesses of its reporters. but in the eyes of many, it was brought down by management who still refuses to accept its own ro role. but murdoch may lose a huge business deal. his plan to take 100% control of britain's b-sky-b satellite network this ask scandal has highlight what people consider a monopoly. 40% of the papers told in this country are ownedy murdoch companies. his holdings stretch around the world. in the u.s., he owns two of the most influential newspapers, book pubbishing, avatar, his, 20th century fox. fox news and fox. owner of "thee simpsons." >> all right, break it up, boys. >> suppose you don't like tabloid newspapers, either. >> reporter: news corporation is headquart
rupert murdoch is on a hotter hot seat tonight, and it's here in this country. congressman peter king says there are credible questions tonight about whether reporters at murdoch's tabloid papers tapped the phones of 9/11 victims, digging for details of their private anguish. king is asking the fbi to move in on murdoch's news corp, right here in the u.s. >>> and, our consumer watchdog report tonight, tackabling a sly scam on your phone bill. a new report about hidden fees costing consumers billions each year. it's called cramming. and today, we learned about the phone companies letting this happen. here's abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: as larry vido's phone bill grew, so did his suspicions. little did he know, he was also paying $14.95 for something called voicemail monthly fee. and another 8.23 for something called my billing service monthly fee. both charges were fraudulent. >> how could this happen? how could somebody start charging my account, i guess, similar to charging my credit card without my knowledgdg >> reporter: in a hearing today, we learned larry is one of as many as
questions about what rupert murdoch's son knew about phone hacking by reporterst the now closed newspaper "news of the world." on tuesday james murdoch told british lawmakers he was unaware of the full extent of the illegal behavior but one of his former advisers and a former editor says that's not true and that e-mail evidence shows murdoch likely knew about it all years ago. >> officials are forcibly medicating jared loughner, the suspect in january's shooting rampage. his attorneys claim that violates a court order not to do so. the involuntary treatment began monday after it was decided that loughner was an immediate danger to himself. >>> as much of the nation tries to cool down, one pennsylvania county is actually turning the ac off. officials in bucks county near philadelphia held meetings outdoors as they tried out what's being called a power curtailment program. the plan is to save $250,000 by turning off the ac on certain days. needless to say those employees are not too happy, not to mention extremely hot. >> i cannot even imagine. the reasononhy taking a look at the weather f
and as rupert murdoch rushes to londnd. >>> winning the war? tonight, the stunning statement by the new defense secretary. what he's now saying about al qaeda. >>> courage and candor. remembering the first lady who bravely spoke about that moment. her husband and family confronted her about addiction. >>> on the red carpet. prince william and kate in california tonight. this evening, british royalty, meeting hollywood's royalty. tom hanks to barbra streisand. who is on the list tonight? >> 3,000. history with an exclamation point. >>> good evening on this saturday night. as we come on the air this evening, the printing press is coming to a halt. the last of the papers coming off the press at "the news of the world," that infamous british tabloid. rocked by revelations its reporters bribed police and eavesdropped on everyone, from the royals to victims of crime. the paper is shutting down of scandalous behavior within. now, this evening, itsowner, the media baron, rupert murdoch, is rushing from the u.s. to london, to protect his media empire. and jeffrey kofman is in london tonight. jeffrey? >>
involving rupert murdoch. investigators are looking into whether murdoch's new york-based news corp employees tried to access cell phone messages and records of 9/11 victims and their families. murdoch is defending his company to "the wall street journal," a newspaper that he owns saying his executives made only minor mistakes. >>> insanity defense may be in the works for a new york man charged with killing an 8-year-old boy. a judgdg ordered the suspect to levy aron has told attorneys he hears voices and has had hallucinations. jeff pegues has details. >> reporter: no matter how much they hear about the case. >> i don't know how anybody could do that. >> reporter: there are still so many unanswered questions for this community. residents line up behind the barricades, some praying, others staring at the home that has become a symbol of the horror a little boy endured. the search for evidence in the home continued but what about the man who lived here? >> he looked quite the normal guy. he was quiet. didn't talk much. >> reporter: but authorities allege he is a killer. they say he's
one of the biggest newspapers down in 24 hours. rupert murdoch under huge pressure as the outrage grows. >>> the extraordinary spirit of survival. jaycee dugard breaks her silence about her 18-year ordeal. how she found hope in the middle of her kidnapping hell. >> you just do what you have to do to survive. >> diane sawyer here with her emotional and exclusive interview. >>> princess in prison. she's been a royal for a week. why does she look like her unhappy highness. inside the misery of princess charlene. >>> and good morning, everyone. happy friday and what a crazy scene in great britain. >> oh, my goodness. >> oldest newspaper closed. former editor moments ago arrested. this guy was an aide to the british prime minister and had to address this. other arrests coming for people in the media empire of rupert murdoch, the owner of fox news. >> all because there are allegations the newspaper was hacking into cell phones and an e-mail account of people and not celebrities but victims of murder. >> war widows from afghanistan and iraq. an incredible story. >> incredible to watch. >
in the center of the scandal. she was editor of news of the world and she's head of the murdoch im-- empire. >> there's no sign of the out rage diminishing. >> reporter: there's an advertiser boycott for news of the world. abc2 news, london. >>> let's take a look at news around the nation. testimony continues in the cleveland strangler trial. a witness testified he found a naked woman on the lawn of this home. the victim jumped out of a home and escaped. the man is accused of murdering 11 women. the police found the bodies in and near his ohio home. he faces the death penalty if he's convicted. he's pleaded not guilty. >>> a decorated florida police officer finds himself on the otherside of the law. he was named the boynton police officer of the year last year. now, he's accused of dealing drugs from 2009 to march of this year. he's been with the police department since 2006 and just last november, he performed cpr on a 2-year-old who nearly drowned. he could face life behind bars. >>> two people were killed when a car crashed into a home in pennsylvania. the pictures were given to us by th
of flights and moleavi more than half a million people without power. >>> tonight, robert murdoch is watching t t scandal escalate. reports that murdoch reporters bribed a police officer who protected the royal family, gaining access to prince charles and camilla's private e-mails and voice mails. word that they also accessed the private medical records of a former british prime minister ananhis young son with cystic fibrosis. >>> and a a new look tonight at the moment four freshed-faced brits ignited a revolution. the beatles two days after their debut on the ed sullivan show. an 18-year-old photographer with a press pass snaped these images of the band's first u.s. concert in 1964. he said you c c't forget 8,000 screaming girls. the photos will be sold at an auction later this month. >>> and coming up, the american women who shocked the world. [ male announcer ] every day, thousands of people are choosing advil. here's one story. my name is lacey calvert and i train professional athletes with yoga. i know how my body should feel. if i have any soreness, i'm not going to be able to do my job
grace will join us more. >>> now on the phone hacking rocking rupert murdoch's media empire. rebekah brooks arrested over the weekend and the top police officer resigning. jeffrey kofman has more. >> reporter: good morning to you. it's incredible. this scandal unfolding with lightning speed. the air around murdoch himself is getting awfully thin. will where will all of this stop? daughter. just a week ago, he indicated that saving her was as important to saving his global empire. but this crisis well beyond his control. brooks, former editor of his now-closed news of the world. on friday, she resigned. on sunday she was arrested and questioned about alleged criminal activity while she was at the helm. >> it's very unusual for somebody to be arrested by appointment on sunday. there could be operational reasons for that. >> reporter: as the news tighten, the focus turns to his murdoch's son, james. rupert murdoch hoped that james would take over the family empire that is now not clear either will survive. >> there was a particular settlement that i authorized and was said with informat
of the world's largest and oldest newspapers owned by media mogul rupert murdoch. new signs that it could have spread all of the way to the u.s. jeffrey kofman has more for us. >> good morning to you, robin. here's the final issue of the news of the world. this scandal did not die with the death of the newspaper. all eyes on a huge american company, news corporation. rupert murdoch rushed to london to try to contain the damage. while he arrived he was reading the last news of the world. his empire now under siege. in its pursuit of sensational stories the news of the world crossed the line into criminal activity. the public has lost faith. >> i think it does need to go for what it's done. >> reporter: rebeck kari brooks, she was editor a decade ago. she gets to keep her job and so does james murdoch who runs the british arm of the company. he, too, said it wasn't his fault. >> i acted on the advice of executives and lawyers with a completion investigation. >> reporter: the ultimate boss james could face prosecution under u.s. and british business law. if convicted, jail time. >> while brooks a
will be held in august. >> there were protests in new york today after the fbi is looking into murdoch's company. that after accusations they tried to hack the phones of september 11th victims. his companies are also under investigation in britain where they have been accused of hacking phone records and e- mail accounts. it shut down news of the world. they are not commenting on the investigation into the september 11 victims. >>> ride to remember is back on. it was almost crossing outcome crossing, cumberland. so many complained, phone calls to the state highway administration and the governor's office, foundation officials say the route will travel through queen city. it'll bring about 10,000 on august 18th through the 20th. the ride honor first responders and the victims of 9/11. >> temperatures falling out there from over the 80s earlier, low 70s now, even 60s north and west. i think 50s around daybreak tomorrow in our northern and western suburbs, cool, down to 61 but places like northern baltimore, out toward carroll and -- those areas talking at daybreak upper 50s. nice rebo
new with today's allegations that not one but three murdoch papers breaking the law, sometimes use hardened criminals to break stories. it was the most personal and private family matter, in 2006 just before gordon brown became britain's prime minister they found their infant son had cystic p cystic fibrosis. >> they would mow me they had this story about fraser's medical condition and told me they would run it. >> reporter: how did that happen? >> in tears. >> another scandal about it. and with it for the first time it is spreading beyond "news of the world." allegations that murdoch's son own the awe dust sunday times look broke the law to get stories. >> i'm wondering if you can help me. that call to a law office who was said to be an accountant working and looking at the financial times looking for some dirt. the questiroyal's reporter cliv goodman asked for carne from andy soleson to buy the green book which contains all the confidential phone numbers of the royal family and their staff. in that e-mail goodman says a proil protection officer has a stolen company and wants $1,6
had no knowledge of this. >> we will see in the coming days if murdoch can keep his global empire. >> buffer or by freeway is now is now open again -- the 405 is now open again. a caught stealing million dollars and they will get extra pay for getting the job done curlyhaired there have -- done early and not having carmageddon. >> it looks like they got the message be they not only did nike in their car, a frankly do not leave their homes. >> that would be like a -- like shutting 95 down. >>> the crew of the space shuttle atlanta has reason to celebrate. their main computer has been repaired. atlantis is due back to earth on thursday. >>> sears.com was offering the ipaq for $70 but it turns out it was a big mistake. the computer typically sells for $750 so that would have been a bargain. >> a dollar for your thoughts on this one could look what happens when someone went into a dollar store. >>> air was nice for the night and most of the day by the heat is back on. we'll take a look at our sweltering country. >> yesterday we were okay and today we came in around 91 degrees. it wil
index picked up 44. >>> billionaire rupert murdoch is in mode. his paper news of the world folded for good yesterday. outrage over this scandal is likely to derail his latest megadeal. >>> so today's 7/11. therefore, guess which convenience store is offering a free promotion. 7-eleven is giving away slurpees. >> how about that? i like the cherry flavor. >>> all right, at the box office, transformers -- dark of the moon held on to the top spot. after the second weekend, it took in $260 million. horrible bosses had a pretty strong debut with $28 million. zookeeper was in third with the $1 million. >>> the movie up in the air, he wanted to hit 10 million miles. and he did that this weekend. it took him 29 years and almost 6,000 trips on united airlines. now, he'll always get upgraded and united has named a plane after him. pretty impressive. does he have to pay the baggage fees? >> he told npr he used to be so scared of flying he couldn't get on a plane, now he can't get off a plane. >>> now, next on this monday -- a boy falls 40 feet down a well and his dad springs into action. >> i
scandal broke in england, rupert murdoch is talking. >>> when you put your children on a bus, you expect them to get to school safely. you know when something's bad -- but you do it anyway? that's me with the blow dryer and the flat iron until i see smoke. so pantene said, "breakage and split ends? no problem." they gave me this pantene called breakage to strength. [ female announcer ] the keratin protection pro-v system helps prevent then repair split ends. zero fear of breakage, 100% more strength. no regrets, just health. i'm not giving up the heat. [ female announcer ] the breakage to strength system from pantene. >>> people in owings mills have been waiting two years for today. baltimore county executives officially opened the cherry hill bridge. it spans the glen falls and csx railroad. it's an important connection between two major roads and thousands of drivers are expected to use it every day. >> it will make this the biggest world changer in reisterstown and i can't wait. no more traffic, no more waiting to get from reisterstown road to owings mills. enjoy this. it's a present
to at murdoch is convicted of assault. his wife stepped in and smacked down. he will be sentenced next week. >>> one last look at the forecast. >> we will be hot again. not as hotsa today and we won't be as humid but you will still feel the humidity. >> you will. >> the temperature high at 4:00 around 95 degrees. as we push into the seven day forecast the 90s will stick with us and the high temperature for this time of the year is a round 87 so the 90s will still keep on average. >> we will be rack after this. . >>> that's all for us tonight. you can get the latest online at abc 2news.com. when we aren't here you do there. see you. w is on or the game or there's an emergency and you need to know so you turn on your local tv and it's gone. right now, congressional action may threaten the local tv you rely on. millions could lose access to free local news. others could lose their hd unless congress protects local tv. tell congress: protect local tv.
murdoch is in damage control mode over the growing phone hacking scananl at one of his british newspapers. murdoch arrives in london today. reporters for the 168-year-old "news of the world" are accused of hacking cell phones of crime victims, celebrities and politicians. three people have now been arrested, and the weekly tabloid is ceasing publication tomorrow. >>> the obama administration is sending a strong signal to support for anti-government protesters in syria. the u.s. ambassador to syria met demonstrators on the streets of the besieged city friday. hundreds of thousands greeted him with roses and olive branches. >>> and citizens of the world's newest nation were literally dancing in the streets. early this morning south sudan is celebrating its independence from sudan after decades of civil war. south sudan is expected next week to become the 193rd country recognized by the united nations. >>> and astronauts aboard the space shuttle "atlantis" will spend most of their first full day in space cheheing for damage. the liftoff of the shuttle went off almost without a hitch. there w
for texans. >> i'm going to have to turn to the rupert murdoch crisis. >> thank you. >> the prime minister of great britain has said that james murdoch has to come before parliament again and classify statements. how serious an issue is this being taken at your network. >> well, it's -- you know, it's a story. we've been covering it a lot. thank god i cover wall street and don't have to report on my boss but here's the thing. if you look at this from a purely business standpoint, you know, i think the stock fell to 13. 19 was the high. after oren spoke it went up to $17 a share. when they heard his ex-practice nation, they believed him. confidence was returning back. i watch a lot of corporate executives go before congress and similar panels and they flub it. you know, thehe lose confidence in the market and wall street and that did not happen this time. >> the cover of fox and "the wall street journal" has been embarrassing for journalism. >> we've been covering it -- >> in "the wall street journal," forget fox, nobody reallyy expects fox to do -- >> fox has been covering this very seriou
on the papers until now. >> rupert murdoch is a talentedd missman, but his portions has grown too powerful and they've abuse thad power. >> reporter: even many the prime minister scrambled to distance himself. >> we are no longer talking about pop tigss or celebrities. we're talking about murder vict victims, terror victims having their phones hacked into. >> reporter: there were more. paper hacked voice mails of the families of britain's soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistan. for celebrities that saw their cell phones hacked and, posed. finally people were listening. actor hugh grant smoke out on the bbc. >> you didn't care who got hurt as long as you were able to sell your newspaper. >> reporter: that's paul mcmull and, a reporter at "the news of the world." >> would you stop at anything to get the story? wowodo anything. >> even breaking the law? >> absolutely. >> reporter: they bribed police for scoops and hacking as many as 4,000 people's phones. on friday, the arrests began starting with andy coleson former editor of "the news of the world" and he would become spokesman for david c
. >>> rupert murdoch isn't going to buy sky tv network. all major parties demanded he withdraw the bid after anger increases over employees hacked into voice mailboxes of a kidnapped girl. there is a report the paper tried to hack into the voice mail of 9/11 victims in this country. members of congress are calling for investigation. >>> sometimes in you want a job done right you just have to get in there and do it yourself. that may be why oprah winfrey has named herself chief executive and also chief creative officer of her cable network now that her own tv show ended. ratings of own have so far been pretty lackluster. >>> the final harry potter doesn't open till midnight but sold $32 million in ticks. could mean one of the biggest openings ever. "deathly hallows" will be cost more for tickets. >> giving away special harry potter 3-d glasses. >>> next on this thursday, the surge of pride for the women of the u.s. world cup team. now just one win away from another title. >> this is incredible. we'd love to see them take it all. >>> also, the stars were out for espn's espy awards. wait till y
the murdoch media empire. reporters are accused of accessing gordon brown's bank account information and stealing the medical records of his seriously ill baby song. >> the important thing to remember about this is they've left out their lives in the public realm so aware of limitations. but, you know, the invasion of their son's privacy which is very important here. >> reporters are also accused of paying queen elizabeth's bodyguards for secret information. poteteially jeopardizing her safety. >>> the u.s. says it wants to be compensated for damage done to the american embassy in syria. protesters smashed windows and sprayed graffiti over it angry the u.s. ambassador visited a city at the center of the opposition movement against the syrian president. the u.s. condemned it calling protesters thugs. >>> there's a security breach at one of the top military contractors. a hacker group claimed it stole tens of thousands of encrypted military passwords from booz allen hamiltonen. the company refused to comment but the pentagon says it was aware of it. >>> a new crackdown on gun buyers on
. >> let's turn to the phone hacking scandal that's rocking rupert murdoch's media empire. cnn anchor piers morgan now defending himself against accusations he knew about illegal phone hacking when he was editor at two paper, one of them owned by murdoch. abc's nick watt has the latest from london. >> reporter: the tide of scandal is now lapping at the well-pressed pant cuffs of the man who took larry king's chair and the america's got talent self-proclaimed loud mouth. because before all that -- >> two major british newspapers for 11 years. >> reporter: and listen carefully to this recently unearthed interview. >> and what about this nice middle class boy who would have to be dealing with i mean essentially people who rake through bin ladens for livings and take secret photographs and nasty down in the gutter stuff. >> well, to be honest, to put that in perspective. not a lot of it was done. a lot was done by third parties rather than the staff itself. that's not to defend it because you were running the results of their work. >> reporter: morgan refused to speak to us but did speak to his
, happy to be here.. we begin with new problems for rupert murdoch, his son, james is reportedly being investigated for possibly covering up news corps's phone hacking scandal. scotland yard wants to know why e-mails dating back to 2006 were only made available in january. they are coming under fire for only sitting on it for years. >>> a california man was arrested for allegedly making death threats against senator barbara boxer. she received a series of threatening messages. the 47-year-old man is being held on $500,000 on bail. >>> a colorado woman could face jail tame after an argument turned nasty. she is accused of groping a female tsa agent at phoenix's international airport. she refused to go through screening and grabbed the agent's breast. she's facing one felony account of sexual abuse. >> in what is believed to be a first. a military contingent marched in a gay pride saturday. 200 active duty troops and veterans marched in san diego's parade wearing t-shirts advertising their branch of service. they came out to show support for don't ask, don't tell. >> and it was a magical
trillion in cuts. >>> the bribery scandal surrounding rupert murdoch, former executives are coming forward claiming murdoch's son misled parliament during his testimony when he claimed he was unaware of the scope of illegal activity and says there's e-mail evidence proving otherwise and british lawmakers are asking police to investigate. >>> finally, we told you earlier this week about gold prices going through the roof. well, it seems we prompted a new gold rush in california. investors are putting up $20 million to re-open a mine for gold in the same air athat saw the original california gold rush in the 1840s and estimate there's up to a billion dollars worth of gold still buried there and hope to pour their first bar of gold next summer. at $1,600 an ounce you canunder stand why they're hot for gold once again. lara? >> all right, guys. it is as hot here in central park as our pop heat index. 27 million people think this first one is pretty insane. it is a video that has gone viral. it's in australia. two small dogs are using their -- well, their herds skills to try to gather a group o
. >>> the scandal surrounding rupert murdoch's media empire has now spread to the unitete states. congressional lawmakers are asking the fbi to investigate whether murdoch's newspapers tried to hack into the phone records of september 11th victims. today a ninth man was now arrested in connection with phone hacking at the "news of the world." this time it was a top editor. >>> in india's financial capital mumbai is on high alert after three bombings rocked the city at rush hour. investigators are combing debris trying to determine which terror group is behind the attack, which killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 140. >>> and new evidence this morning that any recovery in the housing market is still a long way off. foreclosure activity actually rose by 4% last month compared to may. now analysts expect at least 800,000 homes will be repossessed this year alone. they say that number would be far higher, but banks are actually backed up trying to process all thehe defaults. >>> and finally, the academy awards of theports world. they are espn's espy awards complete with red carpet fashi
tabloid "news of the world." the paper owned by rupert murdoch is under fire for also hacking into the phones of a 13-year-old murder victim and families of soldiers killed in afghanistan. staffers are also accused of paying off police f f stories. arrests are sasa to be imminent. >>> now here's diane sawyer with a preview of nighghs "world news." diane? >> well, josh, as we've been talking this morning, tonight on "world news," jaycee dugard i i going to speak for the first time about 18 years of captivity. she was 11 years old when she was taken. horrible sexual abuse and she will talk emotionally about the birth of her child and also what it means to survive. lessons for us all about loving our lives every single day and that is coming up tonight on "world news," josh. >> thank you, diane. an extraordinary thing to wrap your mind around. you sat with her earlier. diane has the first interview with jaycee dugard. it is going to be absolutely compelling. >> it will be. thank you, josh. >>> let's check in now with the buzziest showbiz headlines and trends. lara at the board. >
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